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Heuchera x brizoides Plum Pudding

Coral Bell, Alum Root

Type: Perennials,Groundcovers
Height: Short 8" (26" in flower) (Plant 10-16" apart)
Bloom Time: Early Summer to Late Summer
Sun-Shade: Full Sun to Mostly Shady
Zones: 3-8   [?]
Soil Condition: Normal, Acidic
Flower / Accent: White / White
Pot Size: 3.5" square x 4" deep
Stunning foliage of deep plum-purple leaves with faint silver marbling between then even darker veins. Dainty white flowers reach 26" in early summer but are not as impressive as the foliage. Avoid full sun with Plum Pudding for best coloration. Exceptional growth habit.

Features to Note:

  • Attracts Hummingbirds
  • Dry Shade Tolerant
  • Edgers
  • Groundcovers
  • Good for Cut Flowers
  • Seaside/Salt Tolerant
  • Attracts Butterflies
  • OK in Containers
  • Evergreen
  • For a Sunny Spot
  • For a Shady Spot
  • Web Only

Heuchera General Information:

Heuchera make excellent border plants with their nearly evergreen foliage in neat clumps. Dainty flowers are held aloft on airy stems May through July. Can be used in a shady courtyard pot or as a groundcover under deciduous trees. Prefers average to moist soil conditions.

Heuchera Plant Care:

Benefits from deadheading. Watch for frost heaving - mulch can help. It keeps the mature crown in contact with the soil and keeps the soil moist in the summer as well. Must have good drainage over the winter, though, so don't over-do the overwintering mulching. Shear off any damaged leaves in early spring to make room for new foliage. Can be divided every 3 years in spring.

$10.95 ea.
(3+) $10.50 ea.
Spring 2014
Plant Code: HEPD